THANK YOU Y2KP Pro and Stephen Poole : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Thank you for showing me how wrong I have been. I have been preparing for Y2K for over a year, you know all the books, forums, buying bulk food etc. Well I printed out a lot of your posts and have been re-reading them, and now I know this is all a farce and nothing is going to happen. The government would never let anything like this happen. I got my wife and the four children together and told them how wrong I had been. The kids were very happy. I told them if I was wrong about this the government would probably just open up the school and we would all go there and have hot dogs and ice cream and be safe. I've contacted my elderly parents [they live about 15 miles away] and told them that they could stop worrying and preparing. The government would never let them go hungery or be without their medications. If it doesn't rain this week-end I'm going to have a large yard sale. Have lots of rice, beans, wheat, tons of canned goods, coleman stoves etc sell them all at 10 cents on the dollar. I'm going to take my guns and ammo to the upcoming gun show and sell them. Once again Y2K Pro and Stephen thanks for letting me see the light. I sleep so much better at night and my children seem more happy

-- Sorry (Sorry@Iam.wrong), April 30, 1999


Forgot to mention that I took a lot of money back to the bank yesterday. That's another worry off my mind.

-- Sorry (Sorry@Iwas.wrong), April 30, 1999.

Dear Sorry Excuse for Sarcasm:

You should be able to do much better than 10 cents on the dollar right now if this forum is any indication of the demand for those items. Its everyone who has their garage sale NEXT April that will take the big hit!

-- RMS (, April 30, 1999.


Not to mention those in remote regions of Montana and New Mexico who will be trying to sell slightly-used survival bunkers ...

-- Stephen M. Poole, CET (, April 30, 1999.

It takes a lot of guts to have a yard sale. Now the people in my town and my friends know that I'm crasy. Not one here is preparing. How else do I get rid of this stuff if not ten cents on the dollar. Any ideas?

-- Sorry (Sorry@Iwas.wrong), April 30, 1999.

...course you realize that this means no more spitting tabacky juice on the floor of your trailer, and scraping off the Christian Identity and NAAWP bumper stickers on your pick-up truck.

-- Y2K Pro (, April 30, 1999.


Do a little advertising, post some signs, hold a y2k 'information' meeting for your neighborhood. Get them good and informed, then let them know you have lots of just the right stuff for sale that they'll all need. This is standard technique, and works fine.

-- Flint (, April 30, 1999.

See my inadvertantly posted address below. Just don't send it collect!!


-- chuck, a Night Driver (, April 30, 1999.


I'll take your whole stash, and I'll give ya $.15 on the dollar! <:)=

-- Sysman (, April 30, 1999.

My town doesn't have a newspaper, but I already have made some signs and put a notice in the food store, but I think it is going to rain this week-end.

-- Sorry (Sorry@Iam.wrong), April 30, 1999.

Dear Sorry,

I can't be sure if you are being sarcastic or honest. If NOT being sarcastic why don't you look at your family members faces and imagine them hungry.

I visited with a 90 yr. old lady yesterday who just chuckled in amazement that people have gotten so far from keeping at least 6 mos. of food stored up. It is just common sense to be prepared for unemployment, illness, earthquake, fire, flood, etc. In the past 75 years we have become incredibly reliant on "THEM" to take care of things, be it welfare, unemployment ins., etc. Think personal responsibility.

She (and other elders I have visited with) also remember banks closing and the depression. When I mentioned the FDIC....."Hmmmmph - can't take care of many closures, I bet!". She plans to pull her money out this July.

Picture your children hungry before you dump your food.

Good Luck!

-- Kristi (securx@Succeed.Net), April 30, 1999.

I don't think the government is going to let anyone go hungary. That's why I'll have such a time selling my beans and rice. I'm sure we'll be able to go to the school and they'll give us hot dogs and hot choclate, or some coffee. My kids are happier now that they don't worry about Y2K

-- thinkIcan (, April 30, 1999.

You said it all.

I sincerely wish you and yours lots of luck. Join in the party of all parties come Y2K. I am sure you won't be alone.

Most people are definitely more concerned with "what color the new Mustang will be" than making sure they can feed their families. It sure is a lot more fun.

Hope you don't live near me. I truly would cry if I had to turn your family away if hard times hit and there is not enough to go around.

By the way, I work in EMS and participated in evacuating massive numbers of people 2 years ago. They ran out of evac. sites, started using unprepared Grange halls, etc. with horrible results - no TP, no electricity in one case, etc.. I personally worked as an EMT treating people and helping deal with the people who died there - had to just put up a curtain around them and leave them in the evac center til later. Seemed macabre to me what with kids running around playing next to the dead. Oh well, to each his own. Also didn't see any hot dogs and cocoa going around - did see one person killing chickens in the restroom and a couple having sex in the corner in full sight of others. Yeah, really makes me want to have to go to an evac. center to feed my family.

-- Kristi (securx@Succeed.Net), April 30, 1999.

I started selling my stuff off as soon as Peter de Jager said the worst had passed. I have faith in Peter, as I hear he learned how to solder from Stephen. Hey RMS, maybe those fellers could help you with your VCR exercise. Just an idea...

-- a (a@a.a), April 30, 1999.

Maybe so, aaaahhhh! They might also be able to help you find one of those devices that are date critical but have no way of setting the date!

-- RMS (, April 30, 1999.

'a' you dipshXt doomer!

take your little 'vcr strawman test' and...wait.

better. do this:

take your VCR and shove it as far up your @ss as you can.

WARNING! you are now full of imbedded chips! can you find the one that powers your thinking? what?!? it hasn't had power since day one?

my sympathies.

-- geeeez... (have you @lways been .this stupid?), April 30, 1999.

Kristi---- I was being very sarcastic in my answer to this thread. I truly am trying to prepare for the worst but am hoping for the best. Thank God these Y2K Pro types don't effect the way we think. It's hard to ignore them though.

-- thinkIcan (, April 30, 1999.

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